Political Issues: Welfare And Poverty


Welfare or welfare work consists of actions or procedures especially on the part of governments and institutions striving to promote the basic well-being of individuals in need. These efforts usually strive to improve the financial situation of people in need but may also strive to improve their employment chances and many other aspects of their lives including sometimes their mental health. In many countries, most such aid is provided by family members, relatives, and the local community and is only theoretically available from government sources. In American English, welfare is often also used to refer to financial aid provided to individuals in need, which is called benefit(s) or welfare benefits in British English.

Poverty refers to the condition of not having the means to afford basic human needs such as clean water, nutrition, health care, clothing and shelter. This is also referred to as absolute poverty or destitution. Relative poverty is the condition of having fewer resources or less income than others within a society or country, or compared to worldwide averages

Important Welfare and Poverty Related Issues

Welfare and Poverty – Author: Michael D. Tanner, Published: 2006-09-21, Type: Daily Commentary.

Welfare and Poverty – … As millions are being thrown out of their homes and losing their jobs, state governments are reducing the meager assistance available to the …
External Links to Welfare and Poverty Related Issues

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